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Boles withdraws from GOP run-off, endorses Taylor as Republican nominee for State Senate District 30
PRATTVILLE - Bryan Taylor today received the concession and endorsement of fellow Republican primary candidate Ray Boles, ending the possibility of a runoff and setting the general election between Republican Bryan Taylor and incumbent Democrat Wendell Mitchell for the State Senate seat from District 30.
Bryan Taylor came just 130 votes short of winning the primary outright, earning more than 49 percent of the vote in last Tuesday's Republican primary election. Boles, the second-highest vote winner, said after thinking about his options for a week, he has decided to drop out of the race and get behind Taylor instead of forcing a costly, lengthy and unnecessary runoff election.
"I've thought and prayed about this decision over the last week and I believe the best thing I can do is get behind Bryan and get him one step closer toward victory in November," said Boles. "I'm proud of the race we ran. I'm most proud that we all kept it clean and avoided negative campaigning. I want to thank Bryan and Ken for that."
Boles said the goals of all the Republican candidates would best be achieved with Bryan Taylor on the ticket in November.
"I got into this race for one reason: We need to elect someone to the State Senate who will look out for the people and not the politicians. I've gotten to know Bryan pretty well over the last six weeks, and I can tell you that's why he's running too. The people of District 30 deserve their vote back, and I'm supporting Bryan Taylor so we can finally win it back once and for all."